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Kids just love crafting. Make these adorable Valentine’s Day Paper Chains. Each one is a unique love bug. Use them as a countdown to Valentine’s day or cute home decor.
Fun Valentine’s Day Craft – Paper Chain Craft
Decorating for Valentine’s Day is so much fun. Time to bust out the colorful construction paper and markers. It is craft time. This tutorial will show you how your kids or students can quickly make their own Love Bug Paper Chains.
All it takes is a really cute and adorable craft to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Each Love Bug Paper Craft chain can be as unique as your kids, or they can simply copy from the examples in this post. I do have to say; they are really cute.
Supplies Needed For Valentine’s Day Paper Chain
- Construction paper: purple, white, pink, yellow, and red
- Google yes
- Glue stick
- Pipe cleaners: purple, yellow, and pink
- Hole punch
How To Make Your Adorable Valentine’s Day Paper Chain
This craft is great for children of all ages, from preschoolers to older children as well. And bonus – it’s a great activity to practice those cutting and pasting skills!
The very first thing that you are going to want to do is pull out that purple, red, and yellow construction paper.
Then turn the paper horizontally and cut a 2” strip down the length of the paper, cutting through all 3 papers at the same time.
Once you have your strips cut, you are ready to embellish.
Now you are ready to add some very cute faces. Grab those googly eyes & markers. It is time to add in some eyelashes, funny eyes, and a cute smile to the middle of all the strips.
You could potentially stop here and make funny face chains or continue making fully dressed love bugs.
Butterfly Love Bug Paper Chain
Let’s work on the butterfly first, cut two hearts out of pink construction paper. Use a black marker to decorate these heats and the body of the butterfly as desired.
Glue or tape the hearts to each side of the strip, creating the butterfly’s wings.
Punch two holes above the eyes for the antenna. Feed a pipe cleaner through the holes and curl up to form an antenna. I tried my best to make them into little hearts.
Secure at the back with some tape. Complete your first love bug by wrapping it into your first chain. Loop the whole strip and secure it with tape.
There you have it. Your first adorable LOVE BUG. I mean a butterfly Valentine’s Day Chain.
Bee Bug Paper Chain
Now it is time to finish the bee. Using a black marker, create stripes. I made about 5 stripes. You can test out how many you may want to do by rolling the paper in your hand like a chain to make sure the strips cover the button half.
Next, cut two small pink hearts and decorate them with the black marker. Attach the pink hearts to the back to form wings.
Punch two holes at the top for the antenna. Feed the pipe cleaner through these holes and bend upwards. Wind the pipe cleaner around a pen to create a curly antenna. Curl the whole thing around and secure it with tape to create a loop. Your bee is now complete!
Lady Love Bug Paper Chain
First, start by cutting out about 6 tiny hearts and decorate them with the black marker. Glue these to the body of the ladybug to create the spots.
Again, hole punch the top and add the pipe cleaner to make an antenna. Finally, secure the whole loop with a piece of tape.
To connect the loops, cut 2 x 2” strips of white paper. Now feed through two bugs and secure with tape. Repeat with the other two bugs and it’s finished.
Now you can stop here at just three or keep going by adding in as many bugs as you’d like! Now that you are finished with these three you can keep going. Making more is all in good fun.
If you made this craft we would love to know all about it. How did your chains turn out? How did your kids enjoy making them? Leave us a comment below. We get so excited to learn that you created a craft featured on Inspiring Savings.
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Making this craft project at home is not only fun, but can save you money. No need to go out and purchase a Craft kit when you can gather your supplies from home and make it yourself.